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Kabakov, Ilya
Beginning his career as a children's book illustrator in the Soviet Union, Ilya Kabakov became an internationally famous installation sculptor of the 20th century.
Kadish, Reuben
Printmaker, muralist, painter, sculptor. Born in Chicago, IL on Jan. 29, 1913. Kadish settled in Los Angeles in 1919 and studied at the Stickney School of Art and Otis Art Institute. He later taught at the Pacific Institute of Music & Fine Art and assisted muralist Siqueiros in Mexico and southern California.
Kahlo, Frida

 

Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán.

Art historian Drs. Kees Kaldenbach (born 1953) lives and works in Amsterdam and is specialized in Dutch art. As a teacher and public educator he uses multimedia technology to present a rich tapestry of image and text information on Dutch art history both for the public at large and for fellow art historians.
Kallat, Jitish
Jitish Kallat is an Indian artist who works in varied media. He was born in 1974 in Mumbai (Bombay). He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the Sir Jamsetjee Jeejebhoy School of Art in Mumbai in 1996. Kallat's work incorporates varied media including painting, large-scale sculpture installations, photography, and video art.
Kandinsky, Wassily

Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky (4 Dec 1866 – 13 December 1944) was a Russian painter, and art theorist. He is credited with painting the first modern abstract works.

Kaneko, Jun
Jun Kaneko, born 1942, is a Japanese ceramic artist living in Omaha, Nebraska, in the United States. In 1942 he was born in Nagoya, Japan, where he studied painting during his high school years.
Kann, Frederick
Frederick Kann was born in Gablonz, Czechoslovakia in 1884. He studied architecture, painting, sculpture, and the applied arts at the Technical College of Prague and the Academy of Fine Arts in both Prague and Munich. Kann became involved with the German Expressionist group Die Brücke, exhibiting with them in 1905.
Karamustafa, Gulsun

Gülsün Karamustafa calls herself an artist from Istanbul. As such she puts great emphasis on the location where the creative process takes place and that noticeably influences her artistic work. But this location was not always chosen freely.

Karolczak, Caitlin
Caitlin Karolczak (1984-) was born on Minnesota’s Iron Range. She received a BFA in Fine Arts and BA in Art History at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2005). She resides in Minneapolis working as a professional artist and co-gallery owner of Spinario Design, a mid-century design and fine art gallery.
Karsh, Yousef

Yousuf Karsh, CC (December 23, 1908 – July 13, 2002) was a Canadian photographer of Armenian heritage,[2] and one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time.

Kasabov, Christo
Christo was born in Bulgaria in 1959, where he graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, with a Master’s degree in painting and graphic design. In 1986, the year of his graduation, Christo joined the Union of Bulgarian Artists, with whom he regularly participates in group exhibitions around the world.
Katz, Alex

Alex Katz (born July 24, 1927) is an American figural artist associated with the Pop art movement. In particular, he is known for his paintings, sculptures, and prints.

Kaufmann, Isidor

Isidor Kaufmann (March 22, 1853, Arad - 1921) was an Austro-Hungarian painter of Jewish themes. Having devoted his career to genre painting, he traveled throughout Eastern Europe in search of scenes of Jewish, often Hasidic life.

Kawara, On

On Kawara (January 2, 1933 – July 10, 2014) was a Japanese conceptual artist who lived in New York City since 1965. He has shown in many solo and group exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale in 1976.

Kawase, Hansui
Hasui Kawase (May 18, 1883 – November 7, 1957) was a prominent Japanese painter of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and one of the chief printmakers in the shin-hanga ("new prints") movement. Kawase studied ukiyo-e and Japanese style painting at the studio of Kiyokata Kaburagi.
KAWS was born Brian Donnelly in Jersey City, New Jersey.[1] He graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration in 1996.[2] After graduation, KAWS briefly worked for Disney as a freelance animator painting backgrounds.
Keil, Peter
Peter Robert Keil was born in August 1942 in Züllichau I Pommern (now Poland). His father was killed in the early years of World War II. After the death of his father on the Eastern Front, mother and son set out to make their way through the chaos of battered Germany to West Berlin.
Kelley, Mike
Best known for his soft sculpture, especially worn and dirty soiled stuffed animals in sexual positions in cold, clinical settings, Mike Kelley has been a major figure in contemporary American art in the later half of the 20th century. A resident of Los Angeles, he was born in Detroit, Michigan, and from 1972 to 1976, studied at the University of
Kelly, James

James Kelly  (1913 - 2003)

Kelly, Ellsworth
Minimalist painter and sculptor, Ellsworth Kelly explains, "By removing the content from my work I shifted the visual reality of painting to include the space around it." Kelly was born May 31, 1923 in Newburgh, New York. He studied at Pratt Institute* Brooklyn, from 1941 to 1943.
Kenna, Michael

Michael Kenna (born 1953) is an English photographer best known for his black & white landscapes.

Kenna attended Upholland College in Lancashire, the Banbury School of Art in Oxfordshire, and the London College of Printing. In the 1980s, Kenna moved to San Francisco and worked as Ruth Bernhard's printer.

Kenney, Leo
The painter Leo Kenney, born in Spokane, came with his family to Seattle in the 1930s. Seattle Art Museum director Dr. Richard Fuller gave him a solo show at the museum in 1949 -- when he was just 24 -- and he remains one of the youngest artists ever to have received this recognition.
Kenny, Sean
www.smklight.com Influenced by the Bible, Quantum Physics, Jungian Psychology and Philosophy, I have been exploring new ways to express my art. Ironically, it was one of my earliest explorations... light. Started it when I was 3, perfected it now, I am 43. Yet as I draw my sword, it is the sword of truth. Mind stretching....
Kent, Rockwell
Rockwell Kent was born in Tarrytown, New York, the same year as fellow American artists George Bellows and Edward Hopper. His family heritage was German; Kent spoke the language from his childhood and throughout his life would form many close friendships with those of a German cultural background.
Kentridge, William

Kepes, Gyorgy
György Kepes (October 4, 1906 – December 29, 2001) was a Hungarian-born painter, designer, educator and art theorist. After emigrating to the U.S. in 1937, he taught design at the New Bauhaus (later the School of Design, then Institute of Design, then Illinois Institute of Design or IIT) in Chicago.
kessler, greg
Greg Kessler graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University with a BFA in 1987 and an MFA in 1990. Kessler had solo shows at the George Billis Gallery in New York, Adair Margo in Texas, and the Cy Katzen Gallery in Washington, D.C. among others.
Keyes, Josh
Josh Keyes' style is reminiscent of the diagrammatic vocabulary found in scientific textbook illustrations that often express through a detached and clinical viewpoint an empirical representation of the natural world.
Keyworth, Jones
Jones Keyworth was born in London in 1980, but spent her childhood in the Sussex countryside. She completed degrees in English Literature, Art, Creative Writing at Chichester University before going on to study Art History at Cambridge.
Khouja, Akram
Akram Khouja (Akh Graphique)
Kiefer, Anselm

Kielnhofer, Manfred

Manfred Kielnhofer was born in Haslach an der Mühl, Austria in 1968.

Manfred Kielnhofer * January 28, 1967 in Haslach an der Mühl; is an Austrian painter, sculptor and Photographer. Life Kielnhofer visited the technical College Linz where he took his final exam in 1995. he was engaged with technique and design and art on building lead him to his special way of art. Since 2000 he lives as an free artist in Linz.
Kienbusch, William
William Kienbusch first painted in Maine in 1934, eventually taking up residence on Great Cranberry Isle in 1962. Born in New York City, and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Princeton University, he studied at the Art Students League in New York with Raphael Soyer and John Sloan.
Kienholz, Edward

 

Edward Kienholz (October 23, 1927 – June 10, 1994) was an American installation artist whose work was highly critical of aspects of modern life.

Kienholz, Nancy Reddin

Nancy Reddin Kienholz (b 1943) first met Edward Kienholz in Los Angeles in 1972. Ed bought and sold used cars and traded handy work for a living until 1951, when he began work as an artist, using brooms instead of paintbrushes. 

Neither wife nor husband ever received formal art training.

Kim, Arnie
Creator of 12 inch tall Bruce Lee collectible action figures. Currently living in South Korea.
Kimmel, Keith
Feb 4, 2010 !! freakin' LIVE! (a live painting event by Keith Kimmel known as the art of kEith) | Broward County Historical Commission Grand Opening | 4 - 6 pm 301 S.W.
Kimura, Risaburo

Born 1924.

Risaburo Kimura was born in Yokusaka in Japan. He studied education and philosophy at the universities at Yokohama and Tokyo. In the 1960s he moved to New York and became an internationally recognized artist.

Kingman, Dong
Dong Kingman, the world-renowned artist and teacher, died in his sleep on May 12, 2000 at age 89 in his home in Manhattan. The cause was pancreatic cancer. He was a master of watercolor.
Kisling, Moise

Moise Kisling (January 22, 1891 – April 29, 1953) was a Polish painter.

Born in Kraków, Austria-Hungary, he studied at the School of Fine Arts in Kraków, where he was encouraged to travel to the center for artistic creativity in the early 20th century, Paris, France.

Kitaj, Ronald Brooks (R.B.)

Ronald Brooks Kitaj (29 October 1932 – 21 October 2007) (pronounced ki-TIE) was an American artist who spent much of his life in England.

Kitaj, Ronald
Ronald Brooks was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1932. He took the additional name of his mother's second husband, Dr. Walter Kitaj, a Viennese Jew. At an early age, he developed a compassion for persons less fortunate and became dedicated to socialism, which had a lasting effect on his life and work.
Klee, Paul

Paul Klee (18 December 1879 – 29 June 1940) was born in Münchenbuchsee, Switzerland, and is considered both a Swiss painter and a German painter.[a] His highly individual style was influenced by movements in art that included expressionism, cubism, and surrealism. He was, as well, a student of orientalism.

Klein, William

William Klein (born in New York, New York on April 19, 1928) is a photographer and filmmaker noted to for his ironic approach  to both media and his extensive use of unusual photographic techniques in the context of photojournalism and fashion photography.

Klein, Yves
Yves Klein was born in Nice, France on April 28, 1928. He was self-taught in art. He served in the French army while stationed in Germany. In 1962 he married Rotraut Uecker and they had a son, Yves, who was raised by his mother after his father's untimely death in 1962.
Klimt, Gustav
Gustav Klimt (July 14, 1862– February 6, 1918) was an Austrian Symbolist painter and one of the most prominent members of the Vienna Secession movement. His major works include paintings, murals, sketches, and other art objects.
Kline, Franz

Franz Kline, born Franz Jozef Kline, (May 23, 1910 – May 13, 1962) was an American painter mainly associated with the Abstract Expressionist painters who were centered, geographically, around New York, and temporally, in the 1940s and 1950s; but not limited to that setting.

Kluge, Constantine
Born of Russian parents in Riga, he emigrated to Manchuria in 1919. There he studied the local dialect which deepend his fascination with Chinese calligraphy. Kluge graduated from the French College in Shanghai and at age 19 decided to travel to France to study architecture.
Klutsis, Gustav
Gustav Klutsis (Latvian: Gustavs Klucis, Russian: Густав Густавович Клуцис) (January 4, 1895, Ķoņi parish near Rūjiena, Latvia – February 26, 1938 in Moscow) was a pioneering photographer and major member of the Constructivist avant-garde in the early 20th century.
Knapp, Joel
Joel Blakeslee Knapp, born in New York, is noted as the first portrait artist to reside in Hawaii. Due to the demand for likenesses at that time in Hawaii, he did probably several dozen portraits during his stay of almost two years in the islands.
Knox, Bob

BOB KNOX
 
Born in 1953, New York City
Lives and works in Connecticut
 
 
EDUCATION
 
1978                       
SUNY Purchase, New York (sculpture and painting)
 
1975                       
Wesleyan University, B.A., Studio Art
 

Knutson, Kate
Kate Knutson is a mixed media painter and educator who lives in Grayslake, IL and teaches in Gurnee, IL. Kate’s work is about the relationship between the materials and application processes.
Kobel, Bernard L.
Bernard Kobel made it his life’s work to photograph the “underbelly” of society. Just as Toulouse-Lautrec found himself drawn to the French cabarets, Kobel found inspiration and obsession on the other side of the tracks.
Koch, Francis
FRANCIS KOCH Francis Koch’s paintings are socially engaged nomadic acts aimed at questioning a post- industrial, “hyper-sedentarized” society. His work therefore articulates around the continuity of travels.
Koenen, Barbara
Barbara Koenen recreates Afghan war rugs out of spices in public rituals inspired by Tibetan sand mandalas; muses on the marketing of pomegranates and the War on Terror; crochets cosies for hand grenades; and turned a once long overdue haircut into a political statement featured in USA Today.
Kohlmeyer, Ida Rittenberg

Ida Kohlmeyer (1912-1997) was close friends with Mark Rothko and trained under Hans Hoffman as well as at Tulane University's Newcomb College Institute.

Komar & Melamid, Vitaly & Alexander

Komar and Melamid is an artistic team made up of Russian-born American graphic artists Vitaly Komar (born 1943) and Alexander Melamid (born 1945).

Konig, Ralf

Ralf König (born August 8, 1960 in Soest, Germany) is one of the best known and most commercially successful German comic book creators. His books have been translated into many languages. He has resided in Soest, Dortmund, and Berlin, and now lives in Cologne.

Koshlyakov, Valery

1962: born in Salsk, Russia
1985: graduated at the Grekov Art College, Rostov-on-Don
He lives and works in Moscow and Paris.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2008
Sarcophagus, Museum of Lenin, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Charlotte Moser Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland
Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy

2007

Kostabi, Mark (Kalev)

Kalev Mark Kostabi (born 27 November 1960) is an American artist and composer. He created the cover art for the Guns n' Roses Use Your Illusion album and The Ramones "Adios Amigos." He also created the cover art for Glint's album, Sound in Silence in 2008.

Kovacs, Jamie
Jamie Kovacs was born in Newtown Sq.,PA,1978. She graduated from the Rosemont College in 2002 with a BA in Studio Art. Jamie also later on went to The Art Institute of Philadelphia to get her Associates of Science in Graphic Design. Her early works not yet shown include photography,painting, and sculpture.
Kovanda, Jiri
Jiří Kovanda first appeared on the art scene along with the second generation of Czech “actionism” in the late 1970s. He has recently been discovered in the West through his minimalist actions and “action-interventions,” which might be referred to as protocols of a general record.
Kovelinas, Andrius
Andrius Kovelinas graduated High Art School. The spiritual teachers was Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Durer. From 1980 organize about 50 solo exhibition in many countries.
Kovelinas, Andrius
Andrius Kovelinas graduated High Art School. The spiritual teachers was Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Durer. From 1980 organize about 50 solo exhibition in many countries.
Kovelinas, Andrius
Andrius Kovelinas graduated High Art School. The spiritual teachers was Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Durer. From 1980 organize about 50 solo exhibition in many countries.
Kozik, Frank
Frank Kozik was born in Madrid, Spain. At the age of 14 he moved to the United States and settled in Austin, Texas. Credited with single handedly reviving the "lost" art of the concert poster, Frank's creative career grew largely out of his enthusiasm for Austin's growing underground rock scene in the mid-eighties.
Kozuru, Niho

Krafft, Charles
Seattle artist Charles Krafft utilizes the traditional techniques and materials of decorative Delft ceramic painting to explore the sometimes-Orwellian realities of our times. Images of natural and socio-political catastrophes decorate his ceramic objects.
Krasner, Lee

Lee Krasner (October 27, 1908 — June 19, 1984) was an influential abstract expressionist painter in the second half of the 20th century. On October 25, 1945, she married artist Jackson Pollock, who was also influential in the Abstract Expressionism movement.

Krause, George
George Krause (born 1937, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American artist photographer, now retired from the University of Houston where he established the photography department. During the 1950s, Krause studied painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography at the Philadelphia College of Art (PCA).